Budgies- Beautiful Domestic Creatures

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The real name of Budgies is Budgerigar which is small seed eating long tailed parrots which live in Australia. These Budgies are also called shell Parakeet with nick name Parakeets. Due to low cost, small size and playful nature, the budgies are the favorite birds worldwide. Wild budgies are found in the drier parts of Australia. Wild budgies are decorated with yellow and green marking all over the body. You can find pet budgies in different colors like white, blue and yellow with small crests as they are specially bred by the budgie lovers.

Few Important Facts

Wild Parakeets which are available in natural surroundings weigh 30-40gms, 18 cm long with green colored body and black spots all over the body. The young birds display the forehead and face in yellow with black stripes but when they become adults around 3-4 months age, the face and forehead becomes completely yellow and they develop plumage. Wild budgies are nomadic and they are found in open natural surroundings like woodlands, grassland and scrubland of Australia. These cute creatures like to live in small groups. They like to lead their lifestyles in flocks relying on surroundings They can travel large distance with the sole purpose of searching for food and water. Budgies prefer to live on grass, spinifex and wheat. Since 1850s onwards, these wonderful Parakeets are nestled in cages by bird lovers.

The breeders have worked hard to breed the budgies in different colors. Budgies are nicely decorated with colorful feathers and fantastic designs. Parakeets with attractive crests are nurtured in cages and they are usually large in size comparing to those birds living in wild forest. English budgies are more attractive, popular and nice looking birds which are also expensive than wild budgies. Parakeets are matured intelligent creatures. They can be trained to make them sociable.

If you like to rear up Budgies, you should buy budgie cages for keeping them in safe. In this connection, you can also visit to the professional budgie breeding center for collecting information about the modern methods of breeding budgies successfully. Budgies reply positively to establish communication with humans and budgies. They also love to play with different toys. You can teach budgies to whistle tunes, to speak and play with you. You can also train them to sing and produce different sounds. You can also teach them some tricks. If they guess that someone threatens them, they will perch as high as it is possible and it will squeeze feather inward into the body to appear thinner.

If budgies like munch anything, you must offer some treats like cuttlebone, soft wooden pieces and mineral blocks for satisfying them. Average life expectancy of parakeets is approximately 5-8 years. They are cute and beautiful. They must be nurtured and reared up properly so that they can live longer than you expect. Generally the lifespan of the budgie depends upon the quality of care taken by people. Pet parakeets rely on seeds, sprouted grains/seeds. You can design the complete dietary program utilizing cereals and grains such as oat, pasta, flax and rice.
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This article was published on 2010/12/06